Prior to beginning work on this assignment,


Assume the role of the judge in the Dress Code Flips Burger Joint case. Analyze the legal issues presented by the parties and state how you would rule on each of the issues presented. Remember that your ruling should be based on your legal analysis and not on your own personal views. Use the IRAC method to apply the law to the facts and reach a legal conclusion based on your analysis.

Your legal analysis should

  • Determine whether Mr. Johnson discriminated against Ms. Djarra based on religion.
  • Discuss whether Mr. Johnson offered reasonable accommodations to Ms. Djarra.
  • Identify the amount and type of damages to be awarded, if any.

Additional guidance:

please be sure to:

1) Identify the specific legal framework used by courts to analyze claims of religious discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq., as amended.

2) Read and apply the following court decisions which you were to review for purposes of completing the Week 5 Assignment: EEOC v. Alamo Rent-A-Car LLC, 432 F. Supp. 2d 1006 (D. Ariz. 2006); Tiano v. Dillards Dept. Stores, Inc., 139 F.3d 679 (9th Cir. 1998); and Cloutier v. Costco Wholesale Corp., 390 F.3d 126, 136 (1st Cir. 2004).

3) Identify potentially available and applicable remedies for unlawful discrimination or retaliation under Title VII.


The Religious Discrimination – Reasonable Accommodations analysis